How to Enjoy Something for What It Is

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Comedy = Colleagues + Time
Colleagues are a waste of time, Colleagues = - time
Comedy = - Time + Time
Comedy = 0
See, there's nothing to comedy according to Meyer.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Wow, nearly no one seems to like it like Scott or I, just plain coffee. Even for US audience (oh, you guys!) that seems a significant step out of the norm. Does this tell us something about BI readership ?

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergrégory

"Comedy equals my colleagues plus time" is one of the all-time great lines.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary

Scott: Did you tell Missy to impersonate Allison for that pose?

Superversive: A ewe is a female cow and most of the milk sold in the US is ewe's milk. I thought sure your punchline was going to be that they milked the bull for his coffee cream.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHari

Hari, I don't know where you're from, but in English a ewe is a female sheep. A cow is a female cow.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeanF

"Just your disapproval."


August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDave

So. Much. Love.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAudax

Pretty sure a ewe is a female sheep. I used to drink a pint of coffee every morning. After the ulcer, my doctor told me "switch to tea, or you'll burn another hole in your stomach." Now I drink a pint of Irish Breakfast tea, and feel much better.
Missy's expression in panel 4 is delightful.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert

"What's wrong with this coffee? It tastes like somebody came in it!"
"I couldn't help myself; I heard you were coming and I just got too excited"
("The Preacher")
"This coffee tastes like a monkey peed in battery acid"
I don't drink the stuff myself. I guess whether you put stuff in it depends on whether you have good coffee.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDee

I like my coffee like I like my men.... strong, black, first thing in the morning, and no talking until afterward.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Panel 2 sound exactly like about 30 conversations I've had.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

No, I'm sorry, you all are wrong (who agree with Jenkins) and Scot (as depicted in the comic) is correct. I posit that you all have never had good coffee, or at least not taken the time to acquire a taste for it. Hint: if you didn't grind it right before you add the just under boiling water to it, then you're doing it wrong; anything else is the decadent trappings of civilization. See also:

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenternpsimons

I like my coffee like I like my women: strong, black, and preferably fair trade.

I like my coffee like I like my women: ground up and in the freezer.

I like my coffee like I like my woman: with a little fat in it.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGonzo

Since peptic ulcers are caused by Helicobacter Pylori, or by abuse of NSAIDs, and not by drinking coffee, any doctor who advised me not to drink coffee would be summarily fired, then invited to go back to school.
If acidic coffee is a problem for you, adjust the balance of Arabica to Robusta in your mix. Voila (or as the French say, "Well Looky There"), issue solved.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkhereva

I like milk, but I hate foam. Can't stand foam. The tiny bubbles are like tiny mouths full of sharp teeth that bite my tongue with bitterness.

August 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNysssa

@Npsimons: No I'm sorry but there's no wrong way to enjoy something. Just the ways they like it and the ways they don't. Feel free to suggest people try your particular way of doing it because you think it gets the best results, but saying that any other way is wrong just doesn't make any logical sense. Unless your way of making coffee results in something that you cannot safely drink (I tried to make coffee and wound up with a brick/cup of crude oil) it probably isn't actually “wrong.”

Do you know what an Acquired Taste really means? Most people don't naturally think it's any good, but can train themselves to believe that it is with practice. With coffee many people just skip to adding flavourings to make it taste good without requiring the training.

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSpatula of Doom

Idiot co-worker stories? In the stories I tell, I figure out solutions to problems that have everyone else stumped. Therefore, I am a genius. I like my perspective. And I figured it out all by myself, with no help from my friends at work.

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAvery Greynold

I like my coffee the way I like my men; white, a little sweet, a little sharp and not too hot to handle.

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered Commentergobbler

I like double espresso strong dark roast coffee, and Duran Duran!

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJawfin

I like my coffee like I like my men: covered in whipped cream

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSkye

In Australia, at least when I still lived there, coffee with milk was "white" coffee. I quickly stopped using that terminology after I moved to the US, and learned there are places where asking for "white" coffee is a really bad idea.

August 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterResuna

I, like others, prefer coffee that tastes like chocolate. I want the caffeine provided by the coffee, but the sweet, chocolatey goodness provided by the sugar, chocolate, and possibly whipped cream. I'll drink it with just milk and sugar, but I PREFER it to taste like something else. That is the Taste that I have Acquired. Can't drink it without additives. Just can't. That doesn't make Scott wrong.

August 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBI Fan

In panel 5 did Scott's heart explode?
(one of my all time favorite BIs)

August 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSeth

I like my coffee how I like my men... tall, dark and Colombian.


I like my coffee how I like my men... incredibly sweet and there for me first thing in the morning.

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

I like my coffee like I like my women: covered in BEES

August 21, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNick

@Jawfin: I bet you have an amazing reflex. Or reflux, maybe.

August 22, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Carnegie

As I say, the coffee is just a vessel for the caffine to enter my system. I add a liberal amount sugar and flavored creamer to make it palatable.

August 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGreg Y

I think Valerie should stop drinking Monster and go back to Coffee

November 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterme

I like my coffee like I like my people. I don't like coffee.

December 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterORione
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